U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 34-year-old member asked:

Why is alcohol bad for people who are cold?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Vasodilatation: Alcohol causes dilatation of the vessels of the skin and while it may cause a sensation of warmth, it enhances heat loss and will predispose to hypothermia.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 21-year-old male asked:
How bad is taking alcohol with medicines?
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A 45-year-old member asked:
Why is it so bad mixing pills and alcohol?
1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
A 34-year-old member asked:
Quitting alcohol cold turkey - is it okay?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 39-year-old member asked:
What is worse for the liver, alcohol or bad foods?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Jan 17, 2013


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.